Interesting steam engine sale preview

Posted by Chris Graham on 3rd March 2023

Peter Love previews an interesting steam engine sale being held by HJ Pugh in Henley-on-Thames on April 1st.

interesting steam engine sale

Interesting steam engine sale: Whippet seen at the St Agnes event in Cornwall on August 21st, 1993. (Pic: Bob Moorman)

On April 1st, HJ Pugh will be selling three interesting, Oxfordshire-based steam engines at an auction being held in Henley-on-Thames.

interesting steam engine sale

Moving on, we see Whippet at the Fawley Rally on a wet May 22nd, back in 2016. (Pic: Bob Moorman)

The 1920 Aveling & Porter KND tractor No. 9179 Whippet (CJ4 158), has been running relatively recently at its full working pressure of 200psi. This tractor has undergone a lot of work including new gears, new rubber tyres, a re-tubed boiler plus renewed belly tanks, and is being sold with spare fire bars. It was originally supplied, with four others, to Herefordshire County Council and carries a full V5c together with a raft of paperwork.

interesting steam engine sale

The engine was sold by Cheffins on April 26th, 2008, for £105,000. (Pic: Bob Moorman)

Looking good is 1919 Garrett 4CD No. 33545 Henry (BJ 4384), originally known as The Pride of Surrey and converted to a showman’s engine in 1966. In full running and working order, the engine had an extensive restoration in 2000 to include new tyres, up-rated gearing and all-new motion work. It also comes with all the original oil cans. The boiler was re-tubed two years ago and the engine is fitted with a Flather No. 8890 dynamo. It’s being sold with a spare dynamo and a V5.

Here’s Garrett No. 33545, Henry, seen on the August Bank Holiday in 2021 near Reading. (Pic: Peter Love)

The trio of engines is completed by the 6in Foden 6-ton C type steam wagon known as Little Emily. In full running order, this comes with all certificates as well as a V5. The wagon was made in the 1980s and is registered A511 LCP. Further details are available from Henry Biss at HJ Pugh, where he can be reached on 01531 631122. You can also find out more on HJ Pugh’s website by clicking here.

This 6in Foden  certainly looks good, and is being sold with full certification April 1st.

This auction preview comes from a recent issue of Old Glory, and you can get a money-saying subscription to this magazine simply by clicking HERE


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